Southland Paper Mills, Inc. Records, 1939-1990 | East Texas Research Center

Collection Overview

Title: Southland Paper Mills, Inc. Records, 1939-1990Add to your cart.

ID: B/55

Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet

Subjects: Business records -- Texas -- Lufkin, Paper mills -- Texas -- Lufkin, Southland Paper Mills (Lufkin, Tex.) -- Records and correspondence

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of annual reports, meeting minutes, history and activities of the company and other items relating to the business

Collection Historical Note

Southland Paper Mills, Inc. was organized on June 13, 1938. Chief investor and first president was Ernest L. Kurth. On May 27, 1939, the mill site was dedicated to Charles H. Herty, the person who brought the project about by insisting that the South could produce commercial newsprint. On January 17, 1940, production of the first commercial newsprint made of Southern pine was begun at the mill located near Lufkin because of the wood, water, fuel, and transportation available there. Within the first ten years of operation, a second newsprint machine was needed. In 1966, St. Regis Paper Company purchased the Southland stock that had been owned by the Louis Calder Foundation and various Calder family members. In the summer of 1977, St. Regis bought out the remaining shares of Southland. Champion International Corporation bought St. Regis in September 1984, making it the industry's largest manufacturer of "white paper" and the second largest domestic producer of newsprint.

Southland's Lufkin mill pioneered the way to Southern paper production, therefore, making it an important part of American history.

These records, donated by a long-time Southland employee, represent only a small portion of the company's business records. In 1990, the bulk of the records were located at the company's office in Lufkin.

Subject/Index Terms

Business records -- Texas -- Lufkin
Paper mills -- Texas -- Lufkin
Southland Paper Mills (Lufkin, Tex.) -- Records and correspondence

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Related Materials:

Angelina Lumber Company. ETRC Forest History Collection. F-1

For earlier documents see: L.G. Schenck Southland Paper Mills Collection. ETRC Personal & Family Collection. A -170


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Folder 1: Southland history, statistics, and Securities and Exchange Commission annual report for,, 1974,  ca. 1946-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Southland annual report, 1939-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 2a: Southland annual report, 1950-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Southland annual report, 1960-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Southland annual report,, 1970-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 5: St. Regis annual report, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Champion annual report (& brochure "Ideas on Paper"), 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Champion annual report (& brochure "Champion Makes Paper"), 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Board of Directors annual meeting, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Board of Directors annual meeting, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Board of Directors annual meeting (and reports), 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Board of Directors annual meeting, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Board of Directors annual meeting, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Notices to stockholders and employees, 1948-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Stockholders lists, 1948-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Stockholders annual meeting, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Shareholders meeting, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Shareholders annual meeting notice/letter, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Southland balance sheet/income statement, 1941-1942Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Monthly financial meeting minutes, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Southland Paper quarterly report, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Correspondence, General, 1947-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Correspondence re use of Prisoners of War, 1944-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Correspondence with Congressman Lindley Beckworth, Wright Patman, et al., 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Correspondence re patent cases with attorneys Andrews, Kurth, Campbell, et al, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Correspondence with attorneys Andrews, Kurth, et al, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Correspondence, Personal, 1972, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Southland office memos, 1940, 1959-60, 1971-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Southland war production, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Agreement with Deerfield Company re: building a new mill (XYZ), 1946-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Agreement with Deerfield Company re: building a new mill (XYZ), 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Agreement with Texas Power and Light re: service in emergencies, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Southland tour of plant for newspaper representatives, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 33: New paper machine startup celebration, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Open house (tour of mill), 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Shutdowns, 1958-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Strike against Southland, news articles, notices, etc., 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Southland Safety Manual and memos, ca. 1965, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Humorous file, includes "How to Make a Piece of Paper,", ca. 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Southland Mill, colored aerial photo off-print, ca. 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Paper samples, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Policies, Procedures position descriptions duties and responsibilities of employees, 1969-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Champion: "Salaried Employees' Benefits" brochure, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Letters and notices to employees from E. L. Kurth, 1941, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Southland "Ten-Year Club" annual banquet, 1950-1951, 1953, 1958-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 45: St. Regis service awards pamphlet, ca. 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 46: St. Regis and Champion annual service awards banquet, 1983, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 47: "Woodlands Newsletter" Personnel Department, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 48: "Weekly Release" newsletter of Personnel Dept., 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 49: "Weekly Release" newsletter of Personnel Dept., 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 50: "Weekly Release" newsletter of Personnel Dept., 1962-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Southland News, for employees, August-November, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 52: "News at Southland Paper," newsletter for employees, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 53: The Southlander, for employees, Winter 1968-Autumn 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 54: The Southlander, for employees and friends., 1970-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 55: The Southlander, for employees and friends, 1973-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Update, for employees, 1980-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Update, for employees, 1984-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 58: "The Champion Report," newsletter for employees, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 59: The Champion Magazine, No. 14, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 60: "The Wire," newspaper of Champion Corp, Dec./Jan. 1989/1990Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Southland Papers Mills, Inc. brochure, cat 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 62: St. Regis subject publication, "Omnimanagement,", 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Champion brochure, "The Life of the Forest,", 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 64: Champion St. Regis articles, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 65: News releases, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 66: Radio spot announcements, promoting Southland, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 67: Report on newsprint production, by H. S. Smith, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 68: Speech to Lufkin Rotary Club, "Research and Development,", 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 69: Speech to Lufkin Rotary Club, "The Paper Industry and the Southland Mill,", 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 70: Speech to Center Rotary Club, "The Paper Industry and the Southland Mill,", 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 71: Personal, E. L. Kurth's death and funeral, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 72: Personal, J. H. Kurth, Jr. correspondence re his death, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 73: Personal, Melvin E. Kurth, Jr., 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 74: Personal, W. L. McHale's correspondence and death, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 75: Southern Newspaper Publishers Assn. Bulletin re opening of Southland Paper Mills, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 76: Lufkin Daily News special section, Ernest L. Kurth Appreciation Day, Dec. 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 77: Newspaper clippings about Southland, 1945-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 78: Southland article in Southern Pulp and Paper Manufacturer, Jan. 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 79: Southland Day luncheon, Angelina County Chamber of Commerce, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 80: Newspaper clippings about Kurth family, 1949-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 81: Newspaper clippings about paper industry, 1951-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 82: Newspaper clippings, other, 1941-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 83: Angelina County Chamber of Commerce brochures, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 84: Lufkin, proposed charter, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 85: National Council for Stream Improvement Annual Report, 1946-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 86: Income data on U.S. and Canadian paper companies, 1950, 1367Add to your cart.
Folder 87: Pamphlets re work-related issues, 1958, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 88: American Forest Products brochures, 1953/54, 1955/56Add to your cart.
Folder 89: Article re castor oil research, ca. 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 90: News Print Service Bureau Reports, 1945-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 91: Organization chart, unknown company, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 92: Brochures on Communism, 1956, 1964Add to your cart.
Bundle 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Southland Mill customers mastheads, c.1950Add to your cart.
Item 2: "The Lufkin Mill, Celebrating 50 years of Progress, 1940-1990." Southern Newsprint Pioneer.Add to your cart.

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